Al Ain vs Sepahan
AFC Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Kick-Off at 14:50 UK
Venue: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ayn
After 4-year break, team Sepahan are finally back to AFC Champions League. They have earned the spot after winning the second place in Iranian Premier League, just three points behind the winners Persepolis.
Can this squad cause an upset in the first round and win points on the road against much more experienced Al Ain? Hosts from UAE have been labelled as favorites for the win at 1.90 odds.
Al Ain vs Sepahan: Head-to-head
There were six matches between these two opponents in the past. The score when it comes to victories is 3-0 in favour of Al Ain. Draw is currently at high 50% rate.
There were 16 goals scored in those, which averages 2.66 per duel.
Al Ain have won the last meeting, played at this stadium 2-0 back in 2010.
Al Ain vs Sepahan: Prediction
Seventh participation in a row for Al Ain was under question after being forced into the qualifiers. They barely defeated Bunyodkor on 28th January 1-0. The only goal in that match was scored by Saeed Jumaa just ten minutes before the final whistle.
When it comes to their domestic campaign, Al Ain are currently 5th in Arabian Gulf League with 28 points from 15 games. The most recent form is almost perfect – two victories and a draw with total goal difference of 9-1.
Al Ain have demolished Al Wasl and drew to Sharjah in the last ten days, scoring six goals. Sepahan on the other hand have five draws and a loss on their last away days against much weaker opponents. We don’t see them avoiding a defeat here.
Two or three goals in the match at 2.00 rate seems like the most reasonable choice for goals market.
Al Ain vs Sepahan: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.20
Two or three goals total @ 2.00